Your emotions – all of them – are the motivation for everything you think and every action you take.

Understanding your emotions and knowing how to work with them will improve every part of your life!

Welcome to, an educational foundation devoted to bringing powerful emotional awareness and healthy empathy to everyone!

The Emotion Dynamics foundation is based on the work of award-winning author and pioneering researcher Karla McLaren, M.Ed., whose grand unified theory of emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways to self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy. This work also encompasses McLaren’s groundbreaking Six Essential Aspects of Empathy model, which makes all of the processes in healthy empathy easily understandable, accessible, and attainable.

Your emotions and your empathy are vital to your ability to think, to feel, to learn, to experience the world, to communicate, and to love -- and you can develop and strengthen your emotional awareness and your empathy at any stage of your life.

Emotion Dynamics Training and Consultation Programs

Dynamic Emotional Integration®

Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is a leading-edge training program and consultation process to help you develop keen emotional awareness, healthy empathic skills, and emotionally-respectful mindfulness practices. DEI trainings, presentations, and individual consultations are offered by licensed DEI professionals in the United States and internationally.

The Latest News From Emotion Dynamics

My Journey with and Through Burnout

~ by Camilla Jørgensen, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant. My journey as a bodyworker began 25 years ago, when I met my Hawaiian massage teacher and trained with him over a 12 year... Read More

Boundaries for Bodyworkers Course

~ Balanced Empathy and Self-Care to Prevent Burnout ~  With licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainers and Consultants Anchen Texter, LMT and Camilla Jørgensen, LMT. This 6-week online course starts Monday September 30th. See... Read More

Emotional Genius Online

~ Discovering the Brilliance in Your Emotions ~ With licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® Trainers and Consultants Amanda Ball, MS and Sherry Olander, LMT. This 6-week online course starts Monday, September 23rd. See below... Read More

A retreat and ritual in Virginia

Building Empathy and Equity A retreat intensive with Karla McLaren and Jonathan McRay Friday to Sunday, August 23rd to August 25th in Harrisonburg, Virginia $175 If you’re concerned and aggrieved by the deep... Read More